Building Resources:

Combining Sand Tray and Action Methods

Date: September 24, 2019 5:15 pm - 5:30 — Sign In

Location: 2000 L Street 5:30 - 6:00 — Theory and Application of Sand Tray figure

Sacramento, CA 95811 6:00 - 6:30 — Experiential Exercise

Time: 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm 6:30 - 7:00 — Action Methods Exercise

7:00 – 7:30 — Group Process/Discussion and Q & A

This workshop combines the use of sand tray figures as an expressive tool for the unconscious and action methods to embody learning and change. Figures are used in sand tray to construct unconscious realities and potentials that exist within the psyche, in such a way as to allow for safe and informative examination. Action Methods encourage an embodied experience that results in deeper understanding and change.

Learning Objectives of the BUILDING RESOURCES workshop include:

  • Participants will be able to understand, describe, and utilize sand tray figures with clients to access a variety of unconscious beliefs, thoughts, emotions, and desires.

  • Participants will be able to apply the use of sand tray figures in one specific technique to access internal resources, as well as other uses.

  • Participants will learn how to apply the action method of doubling with clients to utilize in 1-3 different ways, including to express and embody resources.

Presented by: Virginia “Gia” Herndon, M.S., LMFT # 40799, CAMFT -Approved CE Provider #79542

Gia has been a practicing therapist for over 18 years, with experience working in agency, higher education and private practice settings. She was a tenured counseling-faculty member at CSU, Bakersfield and an adjunct instructor in the Master’s in Education/Counseling program. She currently has a private practice in Sacramento. She works and teaches from a combination of Psychodynamic, Depth Psychology, Somatic, Psychodrama/Sociodrama, and Mindfulness perspectives, integrating art, sand tray, spirituality and nature.

Virginia “Gia” Herndon is approved by the California association of marriage and family therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs. Gia Herndon, LMFT maintains responsibility for the program and all its content.

This course benefits:

mental health professionals and educators. Course meets the qualifications for 2 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs, by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.



$40.00 with CEUs

Refund Policy: Cancellations 7 days prior to event may receive full refund. No-shows, failure to attend, and cancellations 7 days or fewer prior to event are non-refundable. A $25 fee in addition to registration fee will be charged for insufficient funds, denied credit cards, or charge-backs. By registering for this event, you agree to the terms of the Refund Policy.


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Course Completion certificates will be awarded at the end of the course in receipt of a completed evaluation form.